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Scheduled Extract Refresh Fails on Tableau Server "Operation Cancelled"


Published: 10 Jan 2017
Last Modified Date: 06 Aug 2020

Issue

Published extract refresh fails with the following error message in the Background Tasks for Extracts page:
operation cancelled

Environment

  • Tableau Server

Resolution

Increase the backgrounder.querylimit timeout to allow enough time for the task to complete. 

Cause

If the time between the when the task started and when it failed exceeds the backgrounder.querylimit, the task likely timed out.
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